If you're experiencing this kind of problem, set the game's compatibility mode to Windows 95 or 98. To access this setting, right-click the game's shortcut and select Properties. The setting is found under the Compatibility tab.
If doing the above causes the game to crash, try setting Compatibility mode to Windows 2000 and tick boxes next to:
- Disable visual themes
- Disable desktop composition
- Disable display scaling on high DPI settings.